I am now playing poker by the "book" ofcourse that is surely depending upon the "book" you go by. I am playing patience poker now waiting for those elusive premiums, or suited connectors in positon. Instead of being "THE SHOVE MONKEY" I now am once again A poker player with discipline. The results so far haven't been outstanding, but I am still dedicated to plugging all the holes in my overall game. That means laying down when I know i should, giving up the chemical diet the veterans admin. had me on has brought me back to sanity. Those withdrawls were really nasty, but my loving wife helped me through it, as well as the distraction of on line poker, sweating, emotional rollercoaster that it was. I meet the target date of halloween. No more chemical cocktails for this ol warrior. I'm doing a pain management program and it is getting me through the rough spots. Well poker is helping also. I was in the vicinity of a rather large detonation in afghanistan, and as a result am operating with 1 good hand only, no legs below the knees and no right arm below the elbow. But by golly i get along just fine. the technology of today is a mighty good thing for "life READJUSTMENT" I've unlearned some things and relearned others and am fine now that I have erradicated chemical intoxication from my life. I am not soliciting any pity or preferential treatment, I made th decision to go, so it is I who is responsible for the outcome, enough said,
back to poker had aces in position just now, three bet 1 caller. board comes jack 10 8 im short stacked so i push the rest of my 535 units into the pot he calls with K-9 os yessir the turn was the 7 for a straight. 2 tournies in A row i went out on aces, both times outdrawn. Well that is POKER. So on to the next 1 my goal of top 100 this month is still very attainable, just not a very aspicious start to the month, but it aint over yet so on I will strive to perservere !!!